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Answers for juniors about the college process

Barakah Quader, Staff Writer What’s the difference between early decision and early action? Early decision is when you apply early to a school, and if you get accepted, you must go (unless you deem the financial aid insufficient and the tuition unaffordable). Basically, if you have commitment issues, early decision is not for you. Early action, […]

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2014 AMAS highlights

Ailyn Rivera, Staff Writer So the American Music Awards happened last night, and so much went down from incredible performances to celebrities doing what they do best by making us cry from how much we love them. When it comes to fan-voted awards, I pay little to no attention to who wins because most of […]

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Keystone XL pipeline

Adriana Jacobsen, Guest Writer What’s going on with the Keystone XL pipeline? You may or may not know what’s been happening with the Keystone XL pipeline, or what this pipeline is, exactly. It’s been in the news a lot these past few years because of its controversy and the debate between its supporters and environmental activists. So: what’s […]

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Massachusetts 2014 elections

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What to know about the Ebola virus

Guest Writer It’s almost Halloween, but for many people in the US, this year there’s something even more terrifying than picturing Mr. Didier trick-or-treating as the killer rabbit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail: The Ebola virus. In recent months, the disease has spread rapidly from central Africa, killing over 5,000 people worldwide. For […]

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Pitbull Awareness Month

Adrienne Conza, Staff Writer Did you know that October 27 is pitbull awareness day, and October is pitbull awareness month? You have probably heard the stereotypes about how pitbulls are dangerous, aggressive dogs that often attack people.  But do you really know that much about pitbulls?  Many people don’t know anything about pit bulls and […]

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A woman beyond words: Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)

Emily Siff, Staff Writer Humorous, witty, brilliant, and fierce, Maya Angelou had it all. She was not simply a talented poet, playwright, novelist, historian, professor, actress and director but also a passionate and moving spirit. Whether it was her poetry, with its flow and edginess, or her simultaneously sarcastic and profound autobiographies, Angelou’s written works […]

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#YesAllWomen

Ailyn Rivera, Staff Writer This past Friday, a shooting rampage occurred near the University of California in Santa Barbara. As of now, 7 have been reported dead and 7 injured. The police have confirmed that the alleged shooter was 22 year old Elliot Rodger from a video he posted online explaining the motives behind the […]

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Internet April Fool’s day pranks

By Taylor Lynn-Jones, Staff Writer Even if you didn’t get do any pranking on April Fool’s Day this year, don’t worry! The world’s biggest tech companies have got you covered. From Google’s myriad fake inventions – including pokémon quests and shelfies – to Sony’s ludicrous line of food products to charge your personal electronic devices, […]

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Op-Ed: Black beauty in the media

By Ailyn Rivera, Guest Writer There is no denying that Lupita Nyong’o has been on everyone’s radar, especially with her recent success at the Oscars this year. While accepting her award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for 12 Years a Slave, Lupita left those watching at home with these remarkable words: “No matter […]

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